Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Gaming Control Board has hit SugarHouse with two fines totaling $80,000, $70,000 of which is for seven incidents of gaming involving youngsters from the ages of 17 to 20, which occurred between February of last year and March of this year.
The $233-million dollars in gross slots revenue for March was the highest for any month since the state’s tenth full-size casino opened, or any month since legalized gaming began in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says the state set an all-time high for gross revenue from slot machines in March.
The Valley Forge Casino Resort held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Saturday morning.
The clock is ticking on the grand opening to the Valley Forge Casino. It’s Pennsylvania’s newest casino and President and CEO Saverio Scheri says workers have spent all day making sure it’s perfect for tonight’s event.
The doors will open to the public on March 31st, after two test nights — on March 27th and 29th — that will benefit local charities.
With a new casino set to open in Montgomery County, Pa. this spring, law enforcement officials are looking at ways to keep alleged mob figures away from the gambling establishment.
In November, Pennsylvania casinos outperformed Atlantic City’s facilities in overall gross revenue.
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman Bill Ryan says that taxpayers don’t have to part with a penny for the grant — unless you lost it in a slot machine.
A Philadelphia City Council committee has signed off on a $125-million expansion of the Sugarhouse Casino, along the Delaware riverfront in Fishtown.
The Gaming Control Board has approved regulations governing how members of the general public will be able to access the gaming floor of the new casino expected to open at the Valley Forge Convention Center next spring.
“We feel very confident that we did exercise the proper discretion and did the right thing,” an attorney representing the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said afterward.
State gaming regulators will continue talking with officials from the Parx Casino in Bensalem, in an effort to eliminate the problem of gamblers leaving children in cars in the parking lot of the casino.
Philadelphia’s first casino seems sure to win renewal of its gambling license for a second year of operation.
First and perhaps foremost, the grand jury skewers the process used by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to determine the suitability of applicants for casino licenses.
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